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Buddhist Voices - Triratna America 2014

By Manidha on Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 - 13:36
A great conversation with six members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from North America at the end of their bi-annual Convention. Karunadevi, Amala, Suddhayu, Viradhamma, and Rijupatha all join our host Manidha for a round-table discussion of what it means to be part of Triratna on this continent in 2014.

Some thoughtful recollections from the early days in the mid-’80s meet a wonderful sense of optimism and gratitude from the present as we consider conditions for practice in the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 18:26

Ordination at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 18:26On Wednesday 17th September, Eric Wentworth was publicly ordained at Aryaloka Retreat Centre in New Hampshire, USA.

He becomes Rijupatha: ‘He who is on the path of uprightness’.

The Sanskrit spelling is Rjupatha, with a dot under the ‘R’. The Westernised spelling is Rijupatha, without diacritics.

His private preceptor was Bodhipaksa, and his public preceptor was Dhammarati.

(Rijupatha is a member of the team running Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online.)

Sadhu!...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Summer 2013

Vajra Bell - Summer 2013

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Jul, 2013 - 16:07In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• “Buddhist Roots in the Wild West: The History of Triratna in America” by Dh. Viriyalila
• “Sustaining Faith on the Spiral Path” by Barry Timmerman
• Dhardo Tulku Rinpoche Visits Aryaloka - recap and background from Dh. Viriyagita
• “A Pilgrimage to Japan: An Artist’s Tour for Buddhists, a Buddhist Tour for Artists” by Lois Sans
• Reflections on a recent men’s community retreat
• Aryaloka arts: exhibits by textile...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 19:03Our last post in Triratna America is, appropriately enough, something personal about living a life of practice in the US, in this case the remote reaches of Maine on the eastern seaboard…

Viriyalila, with her photography, and Gunopeta, with his poetry, have joined creative forces to evoke the simple life practicing Buddhism in a remote region of America.

Gunopeta has been living in Lubec, Maine with his partner, Nancy Nielsen, for over thirty years. Lubec...
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Triratna America - Two Americans in India (Slideshow)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 18:27

Triratna America - Two Americans in India (Slideshow)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 18:27Viriyagita and Dharmasuri, both living in Maine, traveled together earlier this year with hundreds of fellow Order members to gather with our Indian Dharma brothers and sisters to convene in BodhGaya for the International Convention.

In this video slideshow Dharmasuri’s photo journal is brought together with Viriyagita’s written journal to provide a glimpse into their journey eastward…

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Triratna America - NYC and the Sangha Grows

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 17:36

Triratna America - NYC and the Sangha Grows

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 17:36Vajramati has been helping pioneer Triratna America for 20 years and has spent the last 12 in New York City as a foundational member of the community there. Here Viriyalila catches up with him after a recent Mitra ceremony to rejoice in his work…

See Triratna News for the story of the exciting development Vajramati mentions - Padmadharini moving to NYC!...
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Triratna America - Dharmasuri, Chair Nagaloka Buddhist Center, Portland, ME (skype interview)

By viriyalila on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 14:24
Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka Buddhist Center in Portland, ME, has been an inspirational force since the very early days of Triratna activities there. From renting a room from a counseling group in the mid ’90s to now being situated in a fantastic multi-use building in the downtown arts district they have a full program, a growing sangha, and strong community ties.

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Triratna America - Khanti Prison Outreach Discussion

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:44
A strong and personal interview on the Khanti Prison Outreach program, with organizer Bodhana and rich commentary from former inmates Jim Mosonyi and Bob Montgomery.

We get a unique look into how this program was sparked from simple beginnings and has become a vital way in to the Dharma and a better life for many men eager to pursue personal change after experiencing the difficulty of incarceration.

Bob and Jim offer their own moving accounts and unique perspectives...
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Triratna America - Kiranada: Worker In Cloth

By Candradasa on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:10

Triratna America - Kiranada: Worker In Cloth

By Candradasa on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:10
This weekend on Triratna America we’ll be featuring some more personal posts from members of the Order and our wider community who live and practice in the U.S. Kiranada is an artist out of the seacoast area of the eastern United States. 

We’re delighted to feature ...
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Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha's Anagarika Ceremony (pictures)

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 22:21

Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha's Anagarika Ceremony (pictures)

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 22:21
Listen to Suvarnaprabha talk about her decision to become an Anagarika.

Follow Suvarnaprabha’s blog about living with advanced stage cancer (it’s serious in its way, of course - but it’s also very funny indeed!).

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